Yes, it's true, me on TV! I filmed segments for "Martha's Sewing Room" over the summer and the new season has begun airing. Check your local PBS listings or do a title search with your cable or sattelite TV provider. If you don't see a listing, search again in a week or two. KOCE (channel 8), my local PBS station started the season later than other stations.
I will be sharing sewing, embellishing, embroidery and flower making techniques on 12 of the 16 episodes and am even the "featured guest" on two of the shows.
I will be showing you.....
- Gathering with a Ruffler Foot (featured)
Ruffler foot basics shown using my Rolls of Chiffon
Embellishing Baby Knits with a Pettiskirt Tutu
- Whimsical Trims from a Stick (featured)
Making Whimsy Stick Trims
Making Flowers from Trims for Gifts
- RickRack Roses & Leaves
- RickRack Daisies & Fiesta Flowers
- Bullion Whimsies
- Spaghetti Flowers with PomPom Centers
- Whimsy Trims Gone Loopy
- Flounce Ruffles (featuring Going in Circles tool)
- Spaghetti Edged Appliques
- Sassafras Your Skirts
- From Shorts to a Skort
- From Capris to Cargos (this can be done for boys too)
As you can imagine... taping segments requires that you be very organized (one of my best traits, not!). I made a point of speaking clearly and to the point, I moved slowly so the camera could follow what I was showing, meanwhile the producer was flipping time cards at me, I was trying to not sound nervous, and of course, worrying because the humidity makes my hair curl and the camera adds 10 lbs.!
Needless to say, I survived the experience! I guess the more you do something, the easier it gets. I know my performance was improved because my daughter, Lauren, told me I brought my personality along this time! Leave it to your family to keep you grounded, I can't help love 'em.
Here's what's behind the cameras. Some of you may recognize Missy Billingsly, a Babylock educator, on the TV screen. Missy stayed an extra couple of days after her taping and was a big help and even better cheerleader!
Here is the hallway just outside of the studio. The table on the right is covered with blue demo boards stacked with step-outs for the days taping. Smiling back at you is Kathy McMakin and a veteran Martha's Sewing Room PBS camera man.
So, please check your local listings and tune in to see what new things you can learn. If you know what PBS station shows Martha's Sewing Room in your area, please post a comment with the station name, number, city and state.
I watch on: KOCE channel 8, Anaheim, CA - shows are on Tuesdays at 11:30 am.